DAUNTE WRIGHT was a young black man who was killed in the center of Brooklyn, a small town in the United States last weekend. The place is not far from where Minneapolis (George Floyd) was killed last year.
Wright was only 20 years old at the time and was killed by the policewoman Kim Potter. She seemed to accidentally fired a shot when she drew a weapon instead of a stun stick during the battle. The police screened a video showing a fight between Wright and the policewoman. Wright then returned to the car, and the recording showed a policewoman shouting “shocked”.
Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon said: “From what I have seen, the response of police officers, and the pressure that followed, it seems that this gun was accidentally fired, causing the misery of Mr. Death.” Then he resigned, and Officer Potter also resigned.
The police said they stopped him before midnight on Saturday due to a traffic violation and found that an arrest warrant had been issued to him. The police tried to arrest him, but he managed to get back into the car. The policewoman was fired. Wright drove a few blocks and crashed into another car. He died on the spot.
Violent protests broke out for three days.
The electric shock device fires a small electrode like an arrow, which will produce a high-voltage electric shock, making the suspect temporarily incapacitated. According to one estimate, almost all US police departments are using them. Officers are usually trained to put one side of the gun in a holster so as not to confuse it with the shock absorber placed on the seat belt on the other side of the body.
The former police chief of the Brooklyn Center, Tim Cannon, said: “So if you are a right-handed person, carry a gun on the right and a shock device on the left.”
Axon, the manufacturer of the shocking shock device used by Brooklyn Center police, reported that the weapon they designed was different from a pistol. It is shocking how they describe them.
“They implemented many features and training recommendations to reduce the likelihood of these incidents, including making them look and feel different from guns.”
-Usually produced in bright colors
-They are significantly smaller than police weapons
-Usually have different catches
-There is no trigger safety mechanism that most weapons have.